People with varicose veins can seek treatments that range from endovenous ablation or glue therapy to seal the malfunctioning veins, to removing them via surgery, chemical injection sclerotherapy or dermal laser photocoagulation.
Breast Conservation Treatment for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women in Singapore and it is therefore important for women to be aware of treatment modalities. Surgery is an essential component of breast cancer treatment, and it is done in combination with adjuvant treatment. Adjuvant therapy may include radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormonal treatment, etc depending on each […]
Varicose veins – causes and problems
Varicose veins are common, especially among older people, and some people are more likely to develop them, including pregnant women.
Treating abdominal aortic aneurysms
People with an enlarged section in their aorta – the main artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body – can undergo surgery to prevent the section from rupturing.
Abdominal aortic aneurysms – symptoms and risk factors
Older people have a higher risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, where the main artery that carries blood from the heart dilates and can rupture, leading to internal bleeding.
Causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of hernias
Hernias occur when organs or other body tissue push through weak or defective parts of your abdominal wall. Getting them treated quickly will prevent unnecessary complications and pain.
Treating diabetic foot ulcers
Diabetic foot ulcers are a leading cause of foot amputations. Treating foot ulcers involves checking for infections, debriding the ulcers and other steps.
Treatments for piles and haemorrhoids
Medication and minimally invasive outpatient procedures, such as rubber band ligation and sclerotherapy, can usually take care of persistent haemorrhoids.
5 easily ignored symptoms of colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer is the most common cancer in Singapore. Learn these warning signs to catch it early.
Is it important to seek a second doctor’s opinion?
After days of nail-biting, the dreaded diagnosis is out: it’s cancer, your doctor says. As you struggle to digest this life-changing news, he is already telling you about the expensive or newer experimental treatment he has in mind. You quietly ask yourself: Should I seek a second opinion?
How are piles and haemorrhoids diagnosed?
Discovering a lump in the rectal area and blood in stools could indicate an issue with piles, also known as haemorrhoids.
Risks, causes and symptoms of stomach cancer in Singapore
Stomach cancer is treatable if detected early. However, it is usually asymptomatic in the early stages and only detected when it has advanced.
Foot care for people with diabetes
People with diabetes must pay close attention to their feet and exercise proper foot care to prevent minor injuries from developing into major complications.
What is a haemorrhoid and should I be worried about it?
Haemorrhoids can refer to anal cushions or swollen blood vessels in the
rectum. See a doctor if it persists for more than a week or if you are over 40.
How diabetes can affect your feet
Diabetes is a growing epidemic in Singapore and some of its most debilitating complications are foot-related problems. These can lead to more severe consequences such as leg amputations.